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12/16/17 6:11 P

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I do not have enough scraps for Bonnie's mystery quilts . . . yet. lol I had to buy more back ground fabrics when we did the house swaps.

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I still have not loaded anything else into the quilt planner but by the end of the year, it will have plenty of stuff in it. Nothing shows you how much fabric you stash away than Bonnie Hunter's mysteries. Can't believe how much I can find and nothing bought for it. Only one piece of chocolate so far and don't even need backing. Carol

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Bev, Meg, and Julie, Thank you very much for your feedback on the batting. I really appreciate it.

Carol, your mention of the quilt planner inspired mem and I bought one. I have a list of quilt patterns I want to complete for the year. I'm not sure I can do as many as you've mentioned, but I am making an agreement with myself; if I want more fabric I have to complete at least ONE quilt top. ie the more I complete the more fabric I get to buy. win, win, right?

Thank you ladies. Melody

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DT, I know it's a long drive for you, but Moore's shop in H.B. is great:
15041 Goldenwest St, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

And if you do go, you can make it even more worth your while than just getting your pfaff fixed; check out Pamela's Tea Room on Valley View in Westminster.

Sorry your machine is worse now. I need to take mine in too, but I'm no longer in Cali, so I need to find a good place I trust.

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Bright and sunny outside! Hubby has been busy in the kitchen working more on the stove--we do have an installer coming, but he wants to make sure certain things are done his way without shortcuts. It is scheduled to be installed Thursday, but the trim pieces will not come in for about a month (at least I will have a functioning stove for the holiday--I'm cooking!!!). I will have to learn fast! I love the new range hood. The lighting has settings and is so much brighter even at a low setting.

Good luck at the concerts Julie. Back-up sewing machines are always good. It is surprising how many times shops don't fix things well. It took many trips to get my old Pfaff working and when I noticed that it was beginning to act up again (a year or two later), I replaced it with a Janome from a different store. Carol--hope you are feeling much better today and that you are finding time to work on the mystery. Sometimes we have to take things day by day or even hour by hour.

I have to make a plan for all of next week through the 26th. There is lot to be done, but most of it can only be done a day or two ahead.

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12/16/17 2:01 P

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I have gotten a little time for sewing today. I have to play Christmas Concerts tonight so I am going to relax and knit. It is easier to keep track of time knitting. I have to leave home around 3:00 pm. We play 2 concerts a shorter concert for families and then a longer concert. The orchestra feeds us dinner in between concerts.

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Tova, so sorry. Exactly why I have a few extra machines, just in case. Last year at our church garage sale, someone brought in about a 20 yr old singer. I snapped it up but haven't even looked at it. I need to check it out. I have an old kenmore which is a workhorse, my Viking and my quilter. Meg, it seems our generation has to help our kids financiallyl. I hear it all the time. Here's hoping the tax reform bill will go through and we can experience tax relief next year. It is a good thing we are both still working. I think we have decided to take the gifts we have up to North Carolina rather than send them. It will be a second Christmas for them. And who knows, we might get more in sale after Christmas. Yesterday I went to the Dollar General and to Big Lots. They are right near my home so why don't I shop there more often. The prices are ridiculous. I bought some gifts for the tree at our church. Carol

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Can I vent? Last week, my Pfaff keep breaking thread so we took the machine to the shop. They "fixed" the issue. Well, I tried to stitch some applique just now and now the machine is worse than ever. GRRRRRR!!!!!

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Carol, you can take it and celebrate King's day.

Meg, love how the sky reflects in the river.

Nancy, you are right, sometimes you just gotta enjoy the food.

Our high was only 45 today, and it was cloudy and windy all day. Hoping for another snow event for Christmas, but doesn't look like we will get it.

Tomorrow I gotta get presents wrapped. We have decided to put everything in one box and wrap it. Yup, I'm getting lazy.

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The picture was beautiful.

SgN, For my normal quilting I use the 80/20 cotton polyester from Joann's.

We just got back from meeting friends for drinks and appetizers. We had a good visit. When we got home DH went straight out to the barn to do chores while I came in the house. Two of his Christmas presents were on the porch so hopefully he will be surprised come Christmas.

I did get a little time to sew today. I find it relaxing since I am not rushing to get presents done. I am working on quilts for Christmas 2018.

Have great evening.

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Meg - beautiful sunrise! Thanks for sharing.

My quilt club had their Christmas luncheon today. It was a sit-down, served affair (no buffet!) at a local country club. The land was a working farm from 1800 to 1923. The big old manor house is now the clubhouse. One of our club members' husband is the club manager, so I think we got a little discount. The luncheon was lovely - we each got to take home 2 handmade ornaments - an embroidered snowflake and a dove. I didn't participate in the gift exchange - I just didn't have time to make something. It could have been anything, but it had to have snowflake fabric. I had creme brulee for dessert! There are just some days one has to ignore the calories and just enjoy the food!

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Bev - That's good that at least everyone is close by and they won't have to alternate holiday locations for the entire holiday period, or make themselves nuts by spending the whole time in the car driving between places. We rotate holiday meal locations in our family too. Christmas Eve will be at our house with DH, his mom, one of his sons and wife, Christmas Day Dinner will be at my sister's with our whole family and her entire husband's family, and Extended Family Christmas the following Saturday is at my aunt's. I chuckled at your office party. Mine is going to be the same way, except I'll be having tea instead of coffee. LOL.

Carol - Hang in there. I've felt your pain several times over the past couple years. It feels like as soon as DH and I have our financial footing again, something pops up with someone in the family that requires our help with significant cash. I keep wondering when we're going to be able to get ahead of the curve. Keeping my fingers crossed that you'll feel more balanced soon. And I'd definitely give yourself the time and forget the mail and just bring the gifts when you travel.

Julie - That's wonderful news about the bats. And nice compliment on the fleeces too. :)

Linda - 37 quilts? That's crazy. I've been quilting for almost 6 years and doubt that I've made 37 total. Is it a local guild that's donating them? Or a church group? Between you and Carol, you're really doing great things for others.

SnG - I use Quilter's Dream Cotton Select Loft, though I'm looking at trying the Deluxe loft for one of the upcoming quilts just to see what the difference is.

Nancy - Oh the joys of real trees. I'm sure it's lovely, holes and all. :)

It's snowing here today. There's been a fox hunting in the front yard that's making me cold just watching it. And it's so fluffy and cute I want to bring it inside and cuddle it, which I realize that if I tried that would result in a bite and stitches for me, but it really is adorable. I woke up at 4 this morning for some unknown reason and so I caught the entire sunrise, which was stunning. The river is starting to freeze over, so the sky reflected on the ice and lit the river up pink. I've attached a picture because it was so breathtaking.


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No, Bev, I didn't hear anything but that doesn't mean it doesn't happen around here. Hope to sew up somethings today. Need one more pillowcase or two to send to son in NC and get that in the mail or else they won't get it at all. On the other hand, since we are driving up there after Christmas, maybe we should just take everything with us for a second Christmas. They get so much they probably would look forward to a second Christmas. Carol

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Oh, Carol. What we do for our kids. I do hope things improve for you.

Linda, I would love to hear what gift ideas everyone had. I'm always looking for projects.

SnG, I use Warm and Natural. I get it by the roll with 40% off coupon and free shipping from JoAnns.

WG, my family has divided up holiday responsibilities. Since both my girls live near me and hubby and I are both only children, my parent's come and stay with us. It is so much easier than carrying everything to their house. Christmas Eve usually at my house, Christmas Day lunch at oldest daughter's. Of course now that youngest is getting married we will adjust that, too. Oldest daughter can't feed 11 at her house. I don't sew much in December either. Just don't need that stress.

Nancy, we had to give up live trees years ago due to allergies. But even our artificial tree has holes if the branches don't get "fluffed" well. I just stuff a big ole poinsettia in there and call it done.

Well, got the cookies and candy made for the girl's office parties tomorrow. Hubby's party will be next Wed, but gotta see what we are assigned to bring. He makes great yeast rolls and tea cakes, hope that is what we get. I guess my office party will be cookie and coffee in the sewing room.

There was another Bama Boom near Gulf Shores today. Military says it isn't them so the mystery continues. Carol, did you hear anything about 9 this morning?


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I decorated our tree today. It is a real tree and I'm disappointed in how it looks. It seemed ok on the lot but there are empty spots and I can't really put on ornaments to cover them up. I'll do a little more decorating in the house.

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I have scaled back Christmas decorating as years have gone by. I am planning on getting the decorations out of the attic on Saturday and then put a few up on Sunday. I have decorated my Norfolk Pine already.

We have our last quartet practice until April tonight. Connie heads for Florida next week. Nancy, Bridget and I will get together over the winter but it won't be quite the same without Connie.

I am going to head back up to my sewing room for a while.

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I used to think that Christmas was the best thing since sliced bread. As time has gone on, it became so stressful and not as much fun. One year, one of my children told me they hated Christmas because I was so grumpy.

It didn't help that there were four birthdays between December 1 and January 2.

I quit doing a lot of the things I thought I needed to do for the holidays. I don't bake much and only when I want to. I don't decorate as much and I don't usually sew at all in December. It has made the holidays much less stressful and more enjoyable.

I want my family to enjoy the holidays and they do much more now. I do get out some of my traditional decorations but it is sometimes one thing and other years another. I've scaled back meals and focused more on the people I love.

Still get depressed sometimes but try to see daylight or sunshine every day. Not having as many deadlines and things to do has really helped everyone enjoy the holidays better. Still have problems, still have fun, still have a lot to do.

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I have a question about batting; I don't have my own sheep. emoticon and I like Quilters Dream Orient, but it seems to be really challenging to find it anymore.
What batting do you all seem to favor? Thanks.

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Julie, how wonderful to have bats made from your own sheep.
Our guild Christmas party was very nice. We ended up with 59 quilts for charity. One lady made 37 of them--she is a retired quilt shop owner and is using up a lot of the material from several of our late members stashes. I hope the people who get the quilts really appreciate them. We put a lot of love into them. I made 2. This is the first time I was able to do it. The quilter's bingo was really fun and next month, several of us are sewing them together and we will have at least 2 charity quilts for May's distribution. Only 7 of us participated in the mug and cozie exchange but all were really cute. The program was quick gift ideas and I ended up with a really cute idea for my daughter in law. My friend shared one from years ago for a little jewelry pouch for traveling since a lot of our members weren't around then and it is something that I know my dil will use. To make it better, my girlfriend gave me the partially finished one so I only have to finish it.

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Bev, if my meds are taken care of, I stay on an even keel. but in October, when I ran out of them, it played havoc with my brain. I have another potential med snafu coming up and I need to get it taken care of prior to Christmas. And stress plays a big role in it. We have two wonderful sons but they always seem to have financial difficulties and problems. This happened yesterday and had to deal with that again. We are not wealthy by any stretch of the means but when they need help, they get help from us. And it is a stressor for sure. I was sick to the pit of my stomach yesterday but I'll survive. That is why I head to the sewing room to mindlessly push fabric through the machine. Yesterday I finished sewing one half of clue 3 for the mystery. Maybe this is why Bonnie sets her mystery u for between thanksgiving and newyears. She knows we are all going to be stressed out and pushing fabric is therapeutic. I hope to be able to sew some of the mirror image pieces today but probably won't finish clue 3. Carol

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Carol, you may need a sunlamp to help with your depression. This is a bad time of year because of the short days. There is no way I could live in Alaska with it's short winter days.

Meg, everyone lives within a few miles of each other. His family has a BIG family dinner on Christmas Eve. They draw names at Thanksgiving and exchange gifts on Christmas Eve. Then they will have Christmas morning at home with her step-kids and join us for Christmas Day lunch before hubby goes to work. My parent's are coming down after church on Sunday and we will have Christmas eve dinner. Mom is disappointed we won't all be here for dinner, but I think it is a good compromise.

Julie, glad the bats came out nice.

Hubby had his last follow up appointment on his arm today. No more PT, just has to take it easy, do his exercises at home, and not add weight too quickly. Should be back to "normal" in about 9 months. YAY.

The last of the big Christmas items arrived today. Just a few stocking stuffers and they are on their way. I'll finish baking tomorrow and Friday do more wrapping. Then next week when hubby is off I can just relax.

Haven't sewn one stitch in 2 weeks. May have to do some this weekend, I miss it.

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Julie, what a warm quilt you will have. And thank you Meg. I needed some kind words today. Carol

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The bats turned out really nice. Carol at the woolen mill said the fleeces were really nice. I got 4 twin size bats. I have a kings size quilt I am making for myself so I will use two of the bats for the quilt. I hope to start quilting it in the new year. I have a couple of smaller quilts that need to be done first.

I am going to sew and do laundry today. I may try to get one of my smaller quilts on the long arm. I am going to use a pantogram for one of my up coming quilts and I need to practice first.

Have a good day.

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Carol - You have such a generous heart. Your gift to your DIL, the time that you spend quilting for others, it really says a lot. Generosity to yourself in the form of a house cleaning is so worth it. I hope the timing works out and you can find one to come in. emoticon

Bev - Blending holiday traditions is so hard. Are DD's inlaws at least local? Or is travel involved to the point where holidays are completely split?

Linda - It really is that time of the year where there's always something to do. I'm thinking of taking a half day just to get finished with Christmas shopping and get to the post office.

Julie - How neat that you'll have a quilt that includes wool from your own sheep. :)

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I've decided to hire a cleaning woman if I can get her prior to Christmas. If she can come on a day that my husband works, wouldn't he be surprised when he gets home. He slept on the couch last night. He likes me to be on an even keel and right now, I am not. I can tell it is related to my depression but he doesn't get it. You would think after 45 years, he would. This too shall pass. Carol

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Carol, what a great thing to do.

Linda, they year end is always so busy. I don't miss all that at all. Now I just get asked to bake for the kids office parties.

Julie, I hope you keep the quilts you use the bats in. What a great story those will have.

I have got to spend some time straightening up the house. You would never guess it's almost Christmas by looking at it. Seems everything we are giving requires assembly and there are things hiding everywhere.

Now that youngest DD has another family to split her holidays with she is learning how difficult that can be. Everyone has their traditions and sometimes they can conflict so tough decisions must be made. Adulting is hard.

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Sounds like fun Julie! And thank you Linda. Carol

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We are heading to Hidden Valley Woolen Mill today. Back in May I took two fleeces to have quilt bats made from. They are ready so we are going to pick them up. Looking forward to seeinfg them and then to actually quilt with one.

Have good day.

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Very nice thing for you to do for your dil and grands Carol.
Busy at work with year end stuff, township meeting tonight, guild Christmas tomorrow, Grand's Christmas concert tomorrow night and then I think I'm clear (for this week). Such a busy time of year!
Have a great day all. Linda

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So that is why I havent received my Amazon orders! SNow and weather! You know you love your grandkids and family so much! When it turned cold last week, I realized that my 16 yr old granddaughter and her 8 yr old brother probably had no winter clothing. He is the one with the heart condition and he has gained a lot of weight as he can't run and play and is taking a beta blocker which probably helps with the weight gain. He's also grown taller. So I gave my daughter-in-law my new Belk credit card with a 25% off coupon and she took them shopping Sunday. Both got coats and Brandon got a new wardrobe. Hannah got 3 pairs of pants. And I got a good deal with the discount and happiness that I was able to do that for them. My son has been working at Tyndall AFB for a year now and they live apart and only get to see him on occasional weekends. Its working out but difficult on Suzie who has the kids and their finances are stretched. He does have a great job with better pay than previously and its government and they love him. He's the Executive Chef on the base. All is well. Carol

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Had a wonderful day today. It warmed up nicely and most of the snow has melted. It sounded like it was pouring rain as it ran off all the roofs and trees. If hubby hadn't had to go to work we would have hung the hammocks for a while.

Some of our packages are still delayed due to weather. Had hoped to have everything wrapped by now, but nope.

Please say a prayer for those fighting the fires in California. Hubby has a cousin near one of the fires and she said it is so very sad.

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Not to much happening here today.

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Carol, they offered a replacement or refund. We opted for refund, but nothing was said about returning this one. We will be able to feed an army if we get to keep both. If we have to return it we will have to find some cardboard and make a box.

Meg, our roads are all clear of snow now, but there are still limbs and trees down that need to be cleared.

Amy, we have a generator, so we can run fridge and freezer a while every day. Two of the freezers we didn't open at all and everything was fine in them. The fridge/freezer in our kitchen was opened more and some things started to thaw. So I just cooked them today. We had an odd collection of foods, but better than loosing them. I did toss some pie crusts that had been through a previous power outage, some chicken broth, and some cookie dough and Lean Cuisine that had no hope of ever being eaten.

You should have seen us cleaning the limbs up this afternoon. Hubby can't lift more than 5 pounds with his left arm and some of these suckers were huge. So we had to cut them into pieces I could carry or he could with just his right arm. There are still quite a few small pieces but I will rake them up later. It is amazing how messy the house can get in just 2 days without power. I really gotta vacuum tomorrow.

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Bev--sorry to hear about your power outage and table. It is no fun to be without power. Have you considered getting a back-up generator? Many of us here have them. Ours won't run everything, but we won't freeze in the winter and our refrigerator and freezer contents won't be lost either.

We got about an inch of snow. I stayed in and worked on Bonnie Hunter's mystery clue yesterday and early this morning. Today we are going to a cookie decorating party followed by dinner. We also did grocery shopping today.

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We got 4 inches here yesterday and last night. I used one of my quilting rulers as a tabletop snow gauge. LOL. It's melting off the roads and driveways now.

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Bev, you will probably get to keep both tables. Most manufacturers don't want to be bothered with damaged returns. HOpe you get your power back today. Today is an eating fest. Annual church meeting lunch and then a fancy Egg Nog party at the club. Hope I can eat sensibly. Carol

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Julie, they count as Bucket List till you start them, then they are Works In Progress till you don't touch them for 6 months, then they are UFOs.

Nancy, that is the same system we had, it is a bad one. We got almost 9 inches of snow. Then the power went out. Then the temp dropped and it froze. Then the limbs start breaking. Not a lot of fun.

I do hope the power comes back on tomorrow, I would hate to lose everything in the freezers. I checked the small one downstairs today and everything was still frozen, but it won't last much longer. There are some restaurants open in town, but they are packed cause there are 13,000 without power. Roads are clear now and most of the snow has melted, just got limbs to clean up. DD and her fiance lost all but 3 fish in their tank, but that is the extent of the damage.

One of my Christmas presents was delivered today. DH ordered me a new LARGE dinning table that will seat up to 12. Since our family is growing he decided it was time. But it had been in the weather and the box was soaked. The table top had warped and separated at the joins, so we contacted them and they are replacing it. Nothing was said about returning the old one, so not sure about that yet. May just have to put it in the box the new one comes in to return. Thin weights 150 pounds, so it's a bugger to move around.

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We got about an inch of snow last night.

I am going to work on Christmas cards this morning. I have the envelopes addressed, I just need to sign the card and put our Christmas letter in. While printing the letter I ran out of block ink so we will need to make a trip to town.

I hope to get some sewing time latter.

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This morning Jo's blog tours a new to her quilt shop called The Little Red Hen in Muscatine, Iowa. What a treasure! She includes lots of photos and I thought you would enjoy the adventure. The lady spins and dyes her own wool and she publishes her own books. And you know all those vintage cross stitch linen hand towels and table runners you see at thrift stores? No one wants them anymore. This lady takes them and makes them into pincushions! What a great idea! Carol

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My son lives in Greensboro so I guess they will hunker down with the 3 grandkids and play in the snow, if there is any. Carol

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We've had snow fall here - not much and it's not sticking to the pavement. We want to drive to Charlotte, NC tomorrow to go to Ikea, but Greensboro is under a winter storm warning. We may go late morning/early afternoon. We'll see what it's doing in the morning and then decide.

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We would have snow here if the temp would drop 20 degrees. It feells like it. Carol

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After my workout this morning. DH and I went to lunch and then to my favorite quilt shop. I bought several yards of a couple white on white fabrics and a blue. Two more projects to add to my pile. I don't count projects as UFO's until I start working on them. I hope to not start these projects until next year. We will see. emoticon

Have been spinning since we got home. I have one more skein of yarn to make and I will have enough for the hats I need to make.

We have snow possibly coming tonight.

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I went to the LQS yesterday and got 2 fat quarters and a half yard of the beer fabric to make cloth baskets for my hubby for CHristmas. He probably won't use them but it's the thought. I have Linda WInner's basket template and it is so easy to work for. She reps for Martelli's in Pensacola. If you go to a large quilt show and you see a Martelli booth, Linda will likely be working it.
Martellii's makes these templates for her so they are really sturdy. I also have the oven mitt template and since the dog ate our ovenmitts, I might make a beer one for him. I might be going back to get some more fabric. The shop is having a super 12 days of Chistmas sale. Every day there is a new offer and each day, you get all of the offers available. I'm going back on the 12th day to get everything she has on sale. She has a lot of $7 a yard fabric, I mean a lot and one of the offers is $1.00 per yd of this fabric. And its all good quality. Happy shopping! Carol winnerdesigns.com/

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Well, Carol. That will add 3 more to my UFO list.

Nancy, love the plans for the VT quilt.

Julie, we had a 3 liter Dr Pepper explode once and it was a mess. I can't imagine it being beer.

Linda, I prefer Dumpster Quilt. Glad she liked it and love her son's addition to the card.

Meg, I ended up with the Sunbonnet Sue blocks by default. They kept coming to retreat and no one would take them. I kinda like her, so I brought them home. They will end up in a quilt some day. I think there are enough butterfly blocks to make 2 twin quilts. Don't really remember exactly.

Snow is still in the forecast for tomorrow. Grands school is delayed 2 hours, and DD has to be at work at 7, so they are spending the night and we will take them in the morning. Unless they decide to cancel, then they will get to sleep in.

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Carol - Thanks for the link to the quilt shop. It looks like they do ship, so I'll order some on online. The fabric is cute!

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That's so neat that there are folks who home brew on here too. I'd love to try my hand at it at some point.

Bev - I think that if the blocks were "gifted" and you have no idea what to do with them, then they don't qualify as a UFO. They qualify as blocks that you should "gift" to someone else. LOL. However. . . if you added to the pile of gifted blocks with blocks of your own and/or had a project in mind for them, then congrats you are the proud owner of another UFO. I'm calling the UFO dividing line as having the intent to do something with a pattern/blocks/fabric either currently or sometime in the past. I'm not sure if that's the official definition or not. ;)

Linda - That's a lovely sentiment for the quilt you gave to your daughter.





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Hmmm......If I was to count my UFO's, I'd have to organize my sewing room in order to find them! Best leave that sleeping dog lie!

I gave my daughter the quilt. I changed the name to "Monet's Fractured Garden" as my girlfriend, rightly so, said my daughter and hers are alike and their feelings would be hurt. So the only mention of it being fabric she threw away was one little sentence on the card that said, "yes, it is the fabric you threw away" with an * and the following Psalm: "The stone the builder's rejected has now become the cornerstone." Her 13 yo son is the one who came up with that. She loved the quilt and the Bible verse.

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Nancy, I think one of our local quilt shops just posted a variety of beer themed fabrics. I think I know which one it was so will venture over there today to check it out. They were cute and I was thinking of making at least a cloth bag for my husband.

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Here is the link to the beer themed fabric! I could get it for you but the shop might ship it for you. Or you could find it elsewhwere. Carol

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DH uses glass carboys for both fermentation steps. The cork blew out one time and we had beer everywhere, even the ceiling. He also makes cheese. I think he had a cheese making day coming up soon. He bought some goats milk that he has in the freezer. He has been dyeing some wool for me also - red, black bright blue and a light blue. I am going to make hats with the yarn.

I hope to spend the afternoon sewing. I found a few things I can make and add to my UFO collection.

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Carol - DH calculated that home brewing might be cheaper, especially compared to the craft beers. And it's better tasting than Bud, Coors, etc. (It is definitely cheaper than quilting! LOL!) He brews 5 gallons at a time, which is about 53 12-ounce bottles.

I plan to eventually make a quilt for my husband. He graduated from Virginia Tech, and I have found some Tech fabrics. I've been collecting orange and burgundy/maroon fabrics. I just haven't designed it yet. I've been thinking of using the block Turkey Tracks, since their mascot, Hokie Bird, is a gobbler (and Tech was originally the fighting Gobblers). Bonnie Hunter has a quilt called Talkin' Turkey and Judy Martin also has a Turkey Tracks block.

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Julie and Nancy, brewing beer is a good hobby but I bet it isn't cheaper than buying a six pack. My hubby doesn't have any hobbies. That is why he continues to work because he would be bored to death and I would throw him out to go somewhere. He did hang lights on the fence yesterday and they are quite festive and we are not so bah humbug.
Julie, 34 UFO's? Wow that is a lot of UFO"S. I probably don't want to count. And Bev, if you have blocks that are started, yes they are UFO's. Most of mine are tops ready to be quilted.
I have 20 more flying geese to make today to finish up Clue 2 of On Ringo Lake.
I have never sewn a quilt for my husband because he wouldn't use it. But he did comment, why don't I make a patriotic quilt for our bed. And it just happens that I have a pattern and fabric set aside to honor my parents who served in the Navy. Just need to add a couple of borders to make it big enough and then get started. I'll put that in my planner. I would love to give quilts to my sister but her husband says no. I gave them one which they like and it is at the foot of their bed. But he doesn't want anymore. Carol

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My great grandmother made beer and wine. The county was dry, but who's gonna mess with a little old German lady and her beer and wine.

I have a collection of butterfly blocks and Sunbonnet Sue blocks that were gifted to me. Do those count as UFOs?

Well, it seems winter has finally made it to Alabama. The temp was 43 when I got up this morning, and only went down from there. There is snow in the forecast for Friday with a high of 38. Except for the rain we had most of the day, I am so ready for it.

I've been following the fires in California. So very sad. It seems every year they get a little worse. Prayers for the firefighters and people in the path of the fires.


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Julie - my husband home brews as well. He has a "brew bucket" (5-gallon bucket) that he uses for the first week week of fermentation. Then he transfers that to the secondary - a 5-gallon bottle called a carboy. It looks like a water cooler jug. He uses a siphon to do that. After the fermentation of another week or so he then bottles it. I guess he learned how to do it all by himself because I was out of town so much when I worked.
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I currently have 35 UFO''s. I will need a list for quilt guild in January. I may have a few more to add to the list by then. I was laying in bed thinking of things I could sew without buying any fabric last night and I came up with at least three items. After all the time I spent spinning to get my homework completed I have neglected my quilting. I almost hope the level two class gets put off until OCT.

I am planning on tackling my UFO's in 2018.. I have three items that have been on my list since joining the guild. Those are getting completed this year. Plus I hope to quilt at least two quilts a month using my lomgarm.

DH is making beer this morning so I need to hang around to help transfer the brew to the fermentation bottle. I guess I'll go spin while I wait.

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I lost the planner on my desk. Which is no wonder as it is piled high with stuff. I had put it on a book case behind my desk. Now to fill it up. Carol

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SnG, Mom really hates "expensive" things that "aren't necessary". She gets a lot of garden shoes, shears, flats for canning, and tote bags. She will be happy with the fire extinguishers and photo album. If I see a quilt that is mislabeled and there is someone available, I do mention it. Usually there isn't anyone.

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oh no. Well I'm glad you found it and even completed projects you had listed! Did you lose it in your sewing room?

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I've had the planner all year, just lost it and now it is found! Carol

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oh my goodness Bev, that story of your dad receiving five large wrenches is really funny. I can see both sides of your parents' comments.How about gloves or slippers? Or special food items that can be shipped to them?

I used to mail baklava to my daughter when she was living in Cali and I wasn't. She loved it! My mom used to love dried fruit, but she has cancer now and I am not about to mail her those sugar bombs.

Carol, did you buy the planner? I contemplated if it was worth the money, because I kept thinking, "but you could buy fabric for that amount" LOL But I did buy the planner. I think I can get more accomplished/completed (and hopefully less ufo's), and definitely organized,for when I have to step away and realize it's been a month since I've quilted and will be able to see exactly where I left off on a specific project.

I have a question for everyone; if you're at a historical place and see quilts, but notice one is misnamed, listed as log cabin, but it's really courthouse, what do you do?



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It was 60 here yesterday ans today it is 28, I think winter has arrived.

I don't have anything planned for today. I have already been on the treadmill. After I eat breakfast I am going to spin for a while and see what happens.

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When I found the planner and realized that I had already finished one of two projects listed, it was a bonus. There is a place to post swatches of fabric and it will be a good record of what I've accomplished next year. I am going to add current unfinished projects, like Snowman and I love London to include them as finishes. I will be pulling out all of my finished tops that need quilting to work on that this year as well. Carol

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Meg, That thought crossed my mind, may can get them for her birthday.

Glad you found the planner, Carol. That is one less UFO for December. Since I don't have any neighbors I don't have to keep up, so outside lights this year.

SnG, there is a Tractor Supply near them, but that is what we got him last year. The year before that was seed. One year he mentioned he needed a large wrench for the disk, so we got him one (so did 4 of his friends). It is almost comical the hunt for their gifts. Mom says "you shouldn't have spent your money, we don't need this" Dad says "thanks, I'm sure it will be handy".

I think the last of the packages have been delivered, so now we can begin wrapping. This year we are wrapping one from my parent's for each of the kids and grands. Everything else will be put into one box and wrapped together. Except youngest grand's desk chair.



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I like that one! I like this one too:
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This is the Project Planner I found today! You can list at least 50 projects in it with fabrics pasted. And there are also pattrns included. Lori Holt is so talented and fun to sew with! I only had two ufo's listed but to my surprise, one is compete already. I vow to fill it up with all the rest of my projects and when the book is full, what a wonderful reminder for me of finished projects. Carol

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Oh wow Bev, they have a lot of land. Fire extinguishers are an excellent gift! I think I have one in my basement. (thank you Carol for the reminder; it's where my sewing is set up).

I'm so happy to read "bush hogged". I said this once to someone in Texas and he chastized me because he said it's "brush hogged." I told him that may be the way y'all say it in TX, but that's now how we say it here. LOL

Do your parents have a Southern States or a Tractor Supply Store near them? Maybe a gift card would be helpful too? I know I go at least once a month for supplies. But if they don't have animals anymore, perhaps it wouldn't be useful?

Carol, what is your project planner? Is it a regular calendar or day planner you put your project goals in? I like the idea and since it's January I'm looking for a new planner.

My morning has been gang busters. I'm cleaning like it's spring time. Finished the laundry/ironing, but still washing dog bedding. Master bathroom cleaned, rugs washed, etc. I'm already tired and want to sit and crochet. I'm making a shrug for a friend in NH. But I'm also going through "stuff" and getting ready for a goodwill haul to drop off this week. I live in a poor community, so hopefully a lot of the items will make for good gifts for families this year.

p.s. my son told me last night he wants me to get to quilting this week. I love the support. emoticon

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The chorus I sing with had our Christmas concert this past weekend - Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.

I plan on getting in my sewing room this afternoon.

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I don't know what we have going to do to day. I have a some fabric scraps to cut up but nothing a sewing, I thinks I am going to knit today.

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Fire extinguishers is a good idea. We all need one in our sewing rooms. I guess it is time for a serious clean up to look for the Project Planner that I thought was on my desk and isn't. It is my major UFO for December, to fill it up. I've ordered a new Kindle for my husband at his request and got him a jacket which he will probably take back. At least it is someting to open. I have actually put some ornaments on the tree and it looks pretty good. Need a few more and some outdoor lights to keep up with the neighbors. Carol

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What a gorgeous place to live. It sounds like your parents keep pretty busy. I checked to see if you could find tickets to Antiques Roadshow as a gift for your mom, but it looks like they haven't published the 2018 schedule yet. :(



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My parent's purchased my great-grandmother's farm. They no longer have cattle or horses, but dad does collect (and use) antique tractors. They grow corn, Irish and sweet potatoes, okra, green beans, peas, peppers, tomatoes, squash, zucchini, cucumbers, watermellons, strawberries, blue berries, apples, pears, pecans, and figs. The garden isn't as large as it used to be, so they rent out about 80 acres. Since they don't have cows or horses we are in the process of removing the pasture fence, but that means it has to be bush hogged. It is almost exactly a 2 hour drive from my house, so not bad, but more than I like to do in a day (especially since we have to go through Birmingham).

We helped dad clean out his wood shop and he has started back making a few things, but doesn't need (or have room for) any tools. Mom doesn't have (or want) any hobbies. She doesn't even listen to music and only watches the 10:00 news and Antique Roadshow.

So this year they are getting new fire extinguishers. One for each floor of the house, one for the shop, and one for the barn. And the annual photo album, socks, and underwear.



This is part of the farm

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Bev - My sisters and I have shifted to "time" gifts over the years rather than things. We do high tea with my grandmother, dinner at Audrey Clare COOK with my mom, and in the past we've gone to a Phillies game with my dad but since they stink lately, we're taking him to Dave and Busters and doing a round robin game tournament (skee ball, air hockey, pool, and whatever else we can find) with him and taking him to lunch. Are there any local things that they'd like to do that you can take them to? If you make it a tradition, you never have to think about what to get them again. ;)

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Lots going on here so it is good to check the variety of threads. Carol

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Bev, what kind of farm do your parents have? Shopping for parents is a challenge. They usually have what they need and rarely share what they "want". At least that seems to be the case for me.

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We started giving McDonald's gift card to my FIL. He was there everyday so it was something he would use. Then we started sending my mom flowers. She could enjoy them through the holidays but nothing she needed to store.

I am going to put a roast in the crock pot and then head to my sewing home for a while.

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All Wisconsin teams lost yesterday. I'm not a big sports fan so yes the world keeps spinning.

Bev--as my parents aged, I bought less and less for them. It started to mostly accumulate and then becomes something you will eventually have to deal with. The things I concentrated on were more service type things and things that would easily be consumed (the basics--fresh socks, slipper socks, good lotion and soap, Sudoku and word game books that they loved and helped to keep them sharp, favorite spices and handmade pancake mix, etc.). I would also make lots of meals and treats--all frozen and simple to defrost and heat. I'm am continuing this same trend for just dad. If an appliance of sorts isn't working right that I know of, I replace it. Dad doesn't like picking out new things or having to learn about new appliances so I do that as needed. I also make address labels. I do lots of service stuff and checking up on him all year through--something that really can't be bought but is exactly what he wants and needs. Right now, I have made Christmas card address labels for him and I have the stamps too. I am planning to have him over for lunch this week and we will do cards and I will also bake a batch of cookies so he can appreciate the smells of the season. It is experiences and comfort that matter most at this age. I know you do that with your parents.

I am working on BH mystery now over half done with clue 2. I really need to get on with other stuff, but somehow I just need to sew extra right now! Yesterday, dad decided to pull out old boxes of Christmas stuff (lots of it very musty). I really did not want to get involved with this this year, but he said he called my nephew to come and take what he wants of it...so we went over there so I could get what I wanted. Now I will have to go through the stuff I took in more detail--clean it and pack it more appropriately. The remainder of the stuff at dad's will have to be dealt with. I will need to separate it all into donate, keep for sale and trash. It all needs to be repacked as the boxes are moldy. A big project that I just don't want to do now!

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Thanks, Carol, but Auburn didn't fare well today. It will be ok, the world will keep spinning.

I have not started Ringo Lake yet, but am collecting the instructions. Love the colors this year.

I was looking through my non-quilty stuff in the sewing room today and found some puzzle-in-a-puzzles. Think I will pull them out as a distraction for the grands when they get out of school. Gonna take them clothes shopping tomorrow. Both need shoes, coats, and jeans and have grown sooooo much since school started.

Still looking for ideas for my parent's besides fire extinguishers for the farm.

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Thanks Carol. I also found the discussion on taming our scraps. I should have checked before asking. emoticon

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yes, we have a thread down at the bottom for On Ringo Lake. Carol

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Carol, I am not on FB, but I think awhile back you may have mentioned Bonnie Hunter and I've been linked to her blog ever since. I get to watch her FB live vids from her blog. emoticon

Are you doing her new mystery quilt? What is it, On Ringo Lake?

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War Eagle Bev. FSU isn't even on TV. Hubby is watching it on the computer. And his cell phone. What a fall we had this year. WEnt into the season with all the hopes for a winner and ended up in the toilet bowl. Happens to everyone I guess. Our quarterback is pulling through though.
I get Quiltmaker and I just resubscribed to Today's Quilter from the UK. I got it last year when I was at the quilt show in England and I love it. IT is the best magazine and so many patterns. They also include a lot of history and AMerican designers as well and you get a bonus tabloid with extras. I also got Love of Quilting but I think that is finished and I'm not renewing. American Patchwork and Quilting is a good one.
If you are on facebook, look for Quiltvilles facebook page. Bonnie posts the mystery there and there are also posts of many quilts through the year from other users. And that is free. And on Taming our scraps thread, I include lots of information from various blogs. I need to do December yet. And Q&L is free and we give you lots of stuff to do! Carol

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I get American Patchwork and Quilting and I also get the Fons and Porter Quilting Magazine. I enjoy both of them.

I am still working on getting my sewing room back together. DH and I are going do a some shopping today then I hope to finish up my room so I can sew tomorrow.

Winter is going to arrive here soon. Starting next week are going to have highs in the 20/ 30's.

I am thinking about getting a small skinny Christmas tree for a corner. I need to do some cleaning and hope to get decorations out of the attic next week.

Have a good day.

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Carol, I got big poinsettias and stuck them in the tree. DD crocheted some snowflakes and the grands added those. Simple and just toss them in a box every year.

Meg, I look around at all the empty shopping centers, old schools, manufacturing facilities, and other big buildings and it makes me sad. I would love to see them revamped than left to decay.

Amy, my neighbor (that passed away last year) kept his in the corner in the living room. Then he "put it up" on the table for Christmas. His wife loved having a tree, and he kept up the tradition.

Nancy, the smell of a real tree is so nice. I remember going hunting for a tree with my grandfather, cutting it, and dragging it home from the woods. That smell brings back all kinds of memories.

Yup, 5 machines. I got one when I graduated high school, then mom asked me to give it to my grandmother because she couldn't treadle any more. So mom got me a new "fancy" Singer. It started having problems, so hubby got me a Janome. Then he got me a featherweight and I got another one last year (just cause I wanted it). I also have my great grand mother's, and my grand mother's treadle machines. I can have a sewing class in my basement.

I have given up my subscriptions. I find more than enough to keep me busy online. I might like to have a subscription to a scrap box though.

Found out why I was asked to work today. Seems Dr Pepper puts on a big shindig for the SEC championship game. The owner of the store is a BIG Alabama fan and had purchased several tickets to the shindig, only problem being Alabama lost and he had no desire to see Auburn or Georgia play, so he sold his tickets to my friend. So she and her husband headed to Atlanta for a 3 day party. I will be sitting comfortably in my living room with no noise, no lines, no obnoxious fans.

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Thank you ladies! I researched them online and it looks like
American Patchwork and Quilting
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Instead of a monthly quilt box, I was thinking about telling my hubby it would be better to just go to the store and buy a jelly roll or layer cake or something every month. emoticon This way I know I'll like the fabric. LOL

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I received a subscription to Quiltmania as a gift and it's very traditional with a lot of applique. As that's not really my style, I'm not going to renew though I did really enjoy the articles that were included in the magazine. I did end up with one pattern out of the subscription, so it wasn't a loss, it's just not my style.

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I subscribe to 3 quilt magazines:
American Patchwork and Quilting
McCall's Quilting
Quiltmaker

I'd say they all have fairly traditional patterns, thought they may use more modern fabrics. Bonnie Hunter has a regular column in Quiltmaker.


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FIVE sewing machines?! Wow! That's awesome.

Ladies, I know this has been asked, I think it was Carol? who asked about anyone who does quilt subscriptions or something like that? Well dh had suggested I get a subscription and though I don't want to do a block of the month, I'd like to look into either a magazine subscription or the monthly quilt boxes.

Does anyone have recommendations for either? I like more traditional quilting than the modern/artsy type quilts (if this helps?). Thank you for any feedback.

We no longer put up trees. We do a few lights and that's about it.

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